Thursday, October 21, 2004

More stuff on Marion "Pat" Robertson

As noted by the CNB yesterday, televangelist Marion "Pat" Robertson told Paula Zahn on CNN about a conversation he had with Pres. Bush prior to the invasion of Iraq in early 2003. According to Robertson, Bush told Robertson that "we're not going to have any casualties."

Now, White House and Bush campaign advisers are denying that Pres. Bush made the comment. Uberadviser Karen Hughes said, "I don't believe that happened. He must have misunderstood or misheard it." CNB notes that this comes from the adviser for the candidate who frequently and indignantly denies saying things (or getting money from a timber company), until or videotape comes out proving him wrong. Thus, CNB will reserve judgment at this time.

On a semi-related note, Robertson told viewers during his "700 Club" TV program in January 2004 that God had told him Bush would win re-election in a "blowout." In his recent CNN interview, Robertson said he believes Bush will win by a "razor-thin" margin, but by a substantial Electoral College victory. CNB does not know if God was wrong, Robertson heard God wrong, or Robertson (as suggested by Rev. Barry Lynn) actually heard the voice of Karl Rove in January.